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Dave Brubaker, ex-Canadian gymnastics coach, acquitted of sex-related charges

February 13, 2019

Former Canadian Olympic women’s gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker was found not guilty today of two sex-related charges levelled by a former athlete. Brubaker had pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and sexual exploitation relating to the alleged incidents between 2000 and 2007. Justice Deborah Austin, in delivering her decision inside a Sarnia, Ont., courtroom, gave a scathing […]

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Wife of gymnastics coach on trial for sexual assault suspended from coaching

January 21, 2019

The wife of a former national gymnastics coach undergoing trial for sexual assault has been suspended by Gymnastics Canada.  The suspension of Elizabeth Brubaker, a coach at the Bluewater Gymnastics Club in Sarnia, Ont., comes less than a month before her husband, Dave Brubaker, will learn his fate in a Sarnia court. Dave Brubaker is a […]

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Police interview in Canadian gymnastics sex assault case allowed as evidence

December 13, 2018

An Ontario judge in the trial of a former high-ranking gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault says she’ll allow into evidence a police interview in which he apologizes for “crossing the line.” The admissibility of the clip was called into question after court heard that the officer interviewing Dave Brubaker is related to the complainant in […]

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USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

November 5, 2018

The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an open letter to the gymnastics community, USOC CEO […]

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